Easy Recipes Inspired By My West Coast Kitchen Garden On Vancouver Island

Month: April 2018

Easy Spring Asparagus Risotto

Easy Spring Asparagus Risotto

  It’s the start of asparagus season on Vancouver Island!  Asparagus takes awhile to get established (2 years for a good harvest if you’ve planted crowns, 4 if you start with the seeds!) but is very rewarding once you do because as a perennial, it peeks […]

Trading Lawn for Food-How (And Why) I Turned My Front Lawn Into A Kitchen Garden

Trading Lawn for Food-How (And Why) I Turned My Front Lawn Into A Kitchen Garden

  Do you have a kitchen garden? Have you thought about creating one? About 8 years ago, I decided I needed one.  I had a front yard that was on a highway which was unused mainly because of noise and ratty grass with a view of a fence. I […]

Spring in the PNW! Chives, Salt and Grandma

Spring in the PNW! Chives, Salt and Grandma

It is the beginning of April here and my chives are in full swing.  They started almost a month ago but now I can pick them prolifically. Chives are such a tasty and easy perennial herb and I really feel they go well with almost any […]

Mint Basil and Pistachio Pesto  (Vegan, GF)

Mint Basil and Pistachio Pesto (Vegan, GF)

Here is another long time family favourite and a delicious way to add in nutrient dense herbs.  This has adapted and evolved over the years as one of our children was vegan for many years and so we developed this with no parmesan cheese.  This […]

Fast and Easy Rosemary No Knead Bread

Fast and Easy Rosemary No Knead Bread

    One of my favourite standby recipes is no-knead bread. It gets my kids excited about dinner and rounds out a dinner that is just soup or a salad and when I have company, it seems to elicit a lot of Wow’s.  When I […]